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What is the U 28 used for?

What is the U 28 used for?

The U-28A provides a manned fixed wing, on-call/surge capability for tactical airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in support of special operations forces.

Who makes the U 28?

The U-28A is a modified, single-engine Pilatus PC-12 that operates worldwide. The U-28A is part of AFSOC’s light tactical fixed wing fleet, formerly known as non-standard aviation.

What does the U stand for in military aircraft?

O – Observation. P – Patrol. R – Reconnaissance S – Antisubmarine. T – Trainer. U – Utility.

What is Draco aircraft?

DRACO began life as a PZL Wilga but Patey heavily modified it into an experimental one-off exhibition category aircraft. He introduced a huge horsepower increase with the 680-shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28 turboprop engine and its 102-inch, four-blade MT propeller.

What engine did Draco?

Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28
DRACO’s performance is unprecedented. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-28, this behemoth harnesses 680 horsepower, a top speed of 205 miles per hour, a 180 miles per hour cruise speed (while sipping just 28 gallons per hour) and a stall speed of only 35 miles per hour.

How much is a Draco airplane?

around $1 million
DRACO looks like a big Praying Mantis. A few have questioned whether DRACO—which cost around $1 million to build not counting Patey’s time and which runs on jet fuel rather than more common 100 octane gasoline—can even really be considered a bush plane?

Is Moody AFB still active?

Moody Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: VAD, ICAO: KVAD, FAA LID: VAD) is a United States Air Force installation near Valdosta, Georgia….

Moody Air Force Base
Site history
Built 1941 (as Moody Field)
In use 1941 – present

What does Draco look like?

In the sky, the constellation Draco is a huge snake-like dragon. He circles endlessly around the celestial north pole. A prominent pattern of stars, known as an asterism, defines the head of the dragon. Image credit: IAU and Sky & Telescope magazine (Roger Sinnott & Rick Fienberg) CC-BY-3.0.

What are some interesting facts about the Draco constellation?

Here is one of the fascinating Draco constellation facts – the Dragon is only fully visible in the northern hemisphere! In the southern hemisphere, you will only see a small part of the dragon, very low on the horizon. In the northern regions the constellation Draco never sets below the horizon, so you can see it all year round.

What does Draco mean in Chinese astronomy?

The Draco stars also feature in Chinese astronomy dating back to 750BC. The constellation Draco lies in the area of the sky known as the Black Tortoise of the North. The name of the western constellation in modern Chinese is tiān lóng zuò, which means “the heaven dragon constellation”.

What time of year does Draco appear?

From January to March the dragon first appears low on the horizon in a northerly direction at about 6pm. This is a great time to take the kids out for some amazing stargazing. In April, May, and June, Draco appears in a more north-easterly position at about 9pm. At 2am, he is directly overhead and then sinks down towards the northwest horizon.